When playing the Chiefs, opposing defenses sometimes try to get fancy, and it can backfire. But last season the Ravens smartly doubled-down on what the team is best at—blitzing. Will they do the same in Week 3?
It’s not smart to overreact to the first game of the season, but after being blown out by the Patriots in Week 1, it’s clear the Steelers have some work to do. Also, some promising elements of Baltimore’s passing game, New England without Gronkowski and a new word suggestion.
When the Packers open the season Thursday night in Chicago, we’ll see just how an all-time great QB adjusts to a completely different scheme under a new head coach. Plus, why the Texans’ trade might be a difference-maker, Brissett’s bright outlook, and what to watch for on Sunday, including the Eagles’ bringing the blitz, Andy Reid dialing up a deep shot, and the Patriots’ options for defending JuJu.
Speed is important in the NFL, certainly, but it’s not everything. Every one of these players ran slower-than-average 40 times at their respective NFL combines. But collectively—and led by Tom Brady—they would make a competitive NFL roster.
With rookie camps underway—to which teams can invite undrafted players—teams are on the lookout for the next Phillip Lindsay or Chris Harris. In honor, we compile a (fictional!) complete roster of the NFL’s biggest undrafted stars.
It's a topic that has sparked debate into the offseason—Alvin Kamara has the versatility and more explosive, home-run plays, but without Christian McCaffrey, who played in 91.3% of the Panthers’ snaps, the Panthers’ offense is extremely limited.
A closer examination of the Super Bowl LIII all-22 film leads to some new revelations (Kyle Van Noy was the game’s MVP), and emphasizes some old ones (Belichick’s game plan was a masterpiece). The most important takeaways from the film…
The Patriots have turned to a smashmouth running game of late, making Brady’s role more like the one he had at the beginning of his career. Plus, ranking the five first-round rookie quarterbacks, Nick Mullens proves he belongs, a hidden gem emerges in Seattle, and some good reasons to take the night off on New Year’s Eve.
Seattle’s offensive transformation now has Russell Wilson serving in a complementary role to the expansive run game, which caters more to the quarterback’s myriad strengths. Also, notes on JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. J.C. Jackson, the Rams’ recent losses, an up-and-coming coaching star in Indianapolis and a must-see Christmas music video.
Despite his three interceptions against the Texans in Week 13, the Browns rookie quarterback is flashing an on-field confidence and an ability to get outside of the pocket with purpose—signs that his game will, in fact, succeed in the NFL. Also, notes on the Packers’ head coaching search, John DeFilippo’s run decisions and the Chiefs without Kareem Hunt.
A look at the 10 most valuable non-QBs at the midway point of the 2018 season. Plus, notes on Cordarrelle Patterson’s immediate impact at RB, James Conner’s play in Pittsburgh, and a struggling coach in Oakland
Sunday night’s Patriots-Packers game will bring a level of quarterbacking that any football connoisseur would love—breaking down at the divergent, unique styles of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Plus, notes on Demaryius Thomas in Houston, Cincinnati’s disappearing pass rush, and a proposal to move Halloween